6.17.2024 Mayor’s Message



Hello Folks,

  • For all you Dads out there, I hope yours was a great Father’s Day.
  • Last week was a wonderfully busy week with meetings, construction projects and many activities related to our Community Days Celebration. 
  • There was plenty of music around town with Greg Hager, 8th Hour, Myron Sommerfeld and His Orchestra along with other combos.  Thank you for your great sounds everyone. 
  • Friday evening the Bridge City Cruisers gathered about 150 cars for display and an easy cruise around the area followed by a movie at the Bandshell.  
  • At the Larry J. Robinson Center for the Arts Friday was the third annual Peggy Lee Day featuring Peggy Lee’s poetry and music presented by Myron Sommerfeld and His Orchestra.  Following the concert was an ice cream & coffee social.
  • Saturday was breakfast at the airport before the parade.  There was a great turn out of parade units and spectators. A number of St. Raphael residents joined the crowd too.
  • A huge part of Saturday was Bridge City Cruisers’ “Rally in the Valley”.  This year the Rally brought about 230 cars, pickups, tractors and the like to town.  Several contests, awards and “valve cover car racing” were there for participants and spectators.
  • TO ALL the people, businesses & clubs who facilitated, planned and executed the aforementioned events, thank you.  Blessings and get some rest.
  • The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education authorized naming the VCSU Center for the Arts the “Larry J. Robinson Center for the Arts”.  There was a nice ceremony June tenth with dignitaries from around North Dakota recognizing a number of Larry’s contributions to VCSU, Valley City and North Dakota.  Congratulations and thank you Larry.
  • The Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) is accepting applications for its “Community Grant Round”.  Please see https://www.yoursvcf.org/grantopportunities for information.  Thank you to the SVCF Team for making said grants possible.
  • Thank you to all who provide and proof material for this article.                                                                                                   
  • I have to be in love to sing love songs.”   ~ Peggy Lee                
  • Blessings, Pray, be Grateful and Respectful,


Dave Carlsrud

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